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Advent Devotional for December 22

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Watch and share videos from our pastors and staff on our Facebook by following @firstprescos. Today's Passage Micah 5:2–4 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,   though you are small among the clans of Judah,   out of you will come for me   one who will...

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A New Chapter for Pastor Lydia Lockhart

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Dear church,   After three years of serving with you all here at First Pres, Jesus is calling me to start a new chapter in my story with Him. I would like to reflect a bit on my time with you all and share with you the dreams God is stirring in me for the next...

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Tags: cityserve, who is my neighbor, first pres, lutheran family services, lydia lockhart, yemi mobolade, jennifer holz

Advent Devotional for December 1

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Watch and share videos from our pastors and staff on our Facebook by following @firstprescos. Today's Passage Isaiah 9:2–7 2 The people walking in darkness   have seen a great light;   on those living in the land of deep darkness   a light has dawned.3...

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Light + Life Devotion for August 6

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Jesus Is Lord Lydia Lockhart, Pastor of Mission Engagement Today's Passage Romans 10:5–13 5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.” 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 21

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Don't Turn Aside Lydia Lockhart, Pastor of Mission Engagement Today's Passage 1 Samuel 12:20–25 20 “Do not be afraid,” Samuel replied. “You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. 21 Do not turn away...

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Refugee Family Adapting to Life in the Springs

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Rukundo and Akilimali are a young African refugee couple. Each grew up in war-torn Congo but fled with their families to Burundi, where they lived for 17 years. Three months ago, they moved to the United States with their two sons, ages 3 and 1, and are settling into a new life in Colorado...

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Tags: esl, refugees, city engagement monthly focus

Light for the City - Cuba Team Reflections

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Beside the colorful 1950s cars and buildings from the same era, a young pastor walks the streets of downtown Havana. She steps inside a two-story home built in an unmistakable art deco style, pastel paint chipping. Up a narrow stairwell, she knocks on an apartment door and is greeted by a...

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Tags: cuba